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Ray Bowen Appointed Professor of Aerospace Studies at Clarkson University

Lt. Col. Ray Bowen has been appointed commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 536, and professor of aerospace studies (PAS) at Clarkson University.

Lt. Col. Ray BowenBowen has held a variety of command, operational, staff, and training assignments. He is a rated master combat systems operator/naval flight officer with over 2,600 world-wide flying hours. He is also a senior cyberspace operations officer.

Concurrently, Bowen will be serving as the commander, AFROTC Detachment 535 and PAS, at Syracuse University.

Previous recent assignments have included serving as the director, Strategic Operations Center Information Management Division, Multi-National Forces, Iraq in Baghdad; and deputy commander, AFROTC Southwest Region, overseeing AFROTC detachments at 36 different universities from Louisiana to Hawaii.

Bowen earned a bachelor of arts in Aviation Management from San Diego National University, holds a master of aeronautical science in aerospace operations from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and has completed Air War College. He has also earned a California Teaching Credential in computer software applications, business administration, and aeronautics.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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